Kevin Constant walking off after the abuse
AC Milan defender Kevin Constant has emulated his Ghanaian team-mate Kevin Prince Boateng as walked off the pitch on Tuesday night during the Rossoneri?s TIM Trophy clash against Sassuolo after racial abuse was directed at him.
The TIM Trophy is an annual pre-season event featuring AC Milan, Juventus and Inter. The Nerazzurri pulled out for this first time this summer and were replaced by Sassuolo.
During the final and deciding encounter between the Rossoneri and Neroverdi, Constant walked off the pitch in the 33rd minute after reportedly hearing racial abuse from the crowd.
The Guinean kicked the ball into the stands before walking off the pitch and heading for the locker room.
Referee Andrea Gervasoni followed protocol and ensured a warning was read over the stadium?s speaker, though the match was not stopped.
This is not the first time a Milan player has been the subject of racial abuse as Kevin-Prince Boateng went through a similar situation last January during a friendly against Pro Patria.